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This is my first bowl made from Osage Orange. It’s about 7” across and about 4” tall. Put 2 coats of Danish Oil, then polished with wax.
-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened
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#1 posted 05-30-2010 07:44 PM
wonderful colors and super turning
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#2 posted 05-30-2010 09:24 PM
That is great, Tim. Does the color on this wood fade over time?
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#3 posted 05-30-2010 10:06 PM
Great turning. Like the shape and the colors are great.
Keep it up.
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#4 posted 05-30-2010 10:15 PM
Spectacular… almost makes me want to turn…
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#5 posted 05-30-2010 10:35 PM
Barb: I don’t know if it will fade or not. I did have kinda pinkish color, which is now the redish brown. It did that after I put the finish on it. If you didn’t know it Osage Orange is also known as Hedge Apple.
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#6 posted 05-30-2010 10:36 PM
Very nice. Before I enlarged the picture I thought it was three bowls stacked.
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#7 posted 05-30-2010 10:37 PM
Yeah Degoose. Your having to much fun making the cutting boards. I think you would do real well at turning if you started.
#8 posted 05-30-2010 11:13 PM
Yeah Bill. I sent the pic to a friend of mine. He thought the same thing.I just talked to him on the phone, when he was looking at it. He said what did you do and make 3 then just have them setting inside eachother.
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#9 posted 05-30-2010 11:55 PM
Very well done.
Osage Orange used to be very common in the area where I live. The locals called it “Hedgewood”. It’s a great wood that many people do not know about. Some refer to it as the only exotic wood that is native to North America.
Can you believe that farmers in this area used to make fence posts out of this wood? Those fence posts were known for lasting a very long time.
I’ve done several osage orange projects, including turnings, and I never cease to be amazed by this wood.
In answer to a question raised – I have never known the color to fade or darken over time.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
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#10 posted 05-30-2010 11:59 PM
That is some beautiful wood, and I love wood bowls of all kinds. Does that wood grow in wlaking staff lengths? and does anyone know if it grows in Minnesota? I don’t recognise it. Thanks
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#11 posted 05-31-2010 04:30 AM
In addition to making excellent fence posts, Hedge (Osage Orange) is also an excellent firewood.
It is very dense, and packs a very high BTU per cord rating. Link to interesting chart follows:http://firewoodresource.com/firewood-btu-ratings/
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#12 posted 05-31-2010 04:44 AM
Nice bowl Tim.
-- Ray , Florence Alabama
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#13 posted 05-31-2010 05:37 AM
My personal opinion is that Osage Orange (aka Bois D’Arc – us Texans pronounce it Bo Dark) is one of the coolest woods in North America. It’s got really good flexibility and makes great longbows (Bois D’Arc being french for Wood of the Bow). I’ve been meaning to try some in laminations to see what happens.
Personal experience shows it turns a nice deep chestnut orange/brown when exposed to UV light – aka sunshine or halogen lights. If you want to keep it yellow, keep it out of the sun or put UV protector on it. If anyone’s interested, I’ll can post a couple pics of some Osage Orange I’ve sawed up (scrounged from a firewood stack).
Osage Orange also has a natural anti-fungal agent in it which combined with the fact that it’s immune to termite attack is why it last so long as fence posts.
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#14 posted 05-31-2010 05:41 AM
Tim, awesome job on your bowl. hope to see more turnings of yours.
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#15 posted 05-31-2010 08:38 AM
I like the design, it really shows off the beautiful piece of wood!!!
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